June 2021: Despite the social distancing rules and after much hard work by Kevin to ensure that we are organised appropriately we returned to playing in early June. Using the downstairs room temporarily to find the required space. Thanks from everyone in the band for all of the hard work that went on behind the scenes. (The basses have been meeting as a small group whenever legally possible as expected 🙂 )
26th Jan – Brass in the Wire – Cancelled
23rd Feb – NW Area Blackpool – Cancelled
10th May – Boarshurst Band Club – Cancelled
5th June – Whit Friday – Cancelled
5th July – Brighouse March Contest – Cancelled
Wednesday 4th – Festival of Light, Oldham – 6pm
Saturday 7th – Diggle Diamonds – Kilngreen Church & School
Sunday 8th – Glossop Band Club – 2pm
Friday 13th – Royton Methodist Church – 7:30pm
Sunday 15th – Mottram Cricket Club – Lunchtime
Tuesday 17th – Diggle Band Club – Christmas Concert – 7:30pm
Sunday 10th – Remembrance Concert – Diggle Band Club – 7:30pm
Sunday 20th – Rochdale Contest – Rochdale Town Hall. An excellent performance of Epic Symphony gaining us 1st Prize in the 1st Section!
Saturday 3rd – Rose Queen – Hollinwood – with B Band, afternoon
Diggle Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Alan Widdop as their musical director from March 2019. Alan Widdop has a wealth of experience as a conductor. He started conducting with Todmorden Band, moved on to conduct Whitworth Band, Rochdale Band, Goodshaw Band and helped out many more until he became involved in Marsden Band who he famously lead for 12 years, taking them from the 3rd section into the Championship Section. After many great years, he decided to move on and again set out on a trail of success with Uppermill Band, taking them from 4th section to 1st section. 2017 saw Alan returning to Marsden and immediately winning the 1st section area which put the band back into the Championship section. After another set of wins to his conducting skills, he left Marsden in September 2018. Alan has previously successfully worked with Diggle Band, a long time ago when he won the Wilkinson Northern Open in 2001 with Diggle Band and more recently by taking Diggle Band to the North West Area Contest this year. We are looking forward to a long and happy, hardworking partnership with Alan.
Welcome to the new website of the Diggle Band! We will be adding more content and features over the coming weeks. Stay tuned!